Putin discussed with the security Council the situation in the Russian Church in Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with the permanent security Council members Russia and discussed the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This was reported to journalists the press-Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

The meeting also touched upon issues on the domestic agenda, in particular relating to the social sphere and the economy. They also discussed international issues, said the representative of the Kremlin.

«The sides also exchanged views on the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine the decision of the Constantinople Patriarchate,» he added.

The Kremlin is monitoring the situation with autocephaly

In the Kremlin, with special attention to the theme of autocephaly in Ukraine, but the state can not interfere in inter-Church dialogue, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«The secular power of Russia, of course, cannot interfere in inter-Church dialogue. She never did and never will do in future,» said Sands, answering the question about whether the «secular authorities» to respond to the decision of the Synod.

He added that because Christianity is one of the professed in Russia of religions, «what is happening in the world of Orthodoxy, is a topic of increased attention from the state». «But on state intervention in these processes it can not go», — concluded the press-Secretary of the President.

For split cost USA

Earlier, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the provocation with the participation of the non-canonical schismatic churches in Ukraine occur in direct public support from Washington.

According to the Minister, this provocation designed to use two non-canonical schismatic Church in Ukraine (the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church), «which was never recognized by any Orthodox Church, but that in the interests of this provocation, calling on the days of the Holy Synod in Constantinople, Patriarch Bartholomew have accepted and removed the anathema from two bishops heading these schismatic Church.»

The situation with Ukrainian Church

The Patriarchate of Constantinople on 11 October took the first step to the provision of Ukrainian Church autocephaly: Constantinople abolished anathema and all prohibitions imposed by the Orthodox Church for the heads of the non-canonical Ukrainian churches. The Ecumenical Patriarchate also ordered to restore their flock to «communion with the Church.»

In the Russian Orthodox Church said that the decision of Constantinople will cause catastrophic damage and affect the lives of millions of people in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the control of the ROC, in turn, did not rule out the rupture of relations with Constantinople and the imposition of an anathema on the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew.

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